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in the hotel in a penthouse suite. then came along a young prince, ben novak, jr. ben jr. would be trotted out to shake the hands the likes of jfk, then it was back in the hotel elevator to home. birthday cakes came from room service. >> and the kids who came to the birthday party were complete strangers to him, just kids passing through the hotel. >> the friendliest lonely boy disliked by his father's help lost himself in the fantasy world of batman. the superhero became an obsession. even as an adult, ben jr. was still a massing a floor to ceiling collection of batman memorabilia. he even bought a batmobile from the old tv show. but there was no holding off the real world and change. just as the rat pack faded away, so, too, did the fountain bleu. by the late '70s, miami beach was regarded as a stale place for old people. ben novak, sr. lost the hotel to bankruptcy and died not long afterwards. the son, ben jr., all grown up now, stayed in the hospitality business and made his mark. he created a company run out of his home here that organized conventions and big hotels. like his father, he w
. and this is our son ben. we are parents, just two of 149 million american parents. parent is also defined as a point of origin. my wife and i have spent much of the past month rededicating ourselves to the task of being the best possible parents for our surviving son nate. what we have recently come to realize is that we are not done being the best possible parents we can be for ben. not by a very long measure. if there is something in our society that needs to be fixed, clearly healed or resolved, that resolution needs a point of origin. it needs parents. i would respectfully request that every parent in this country who hears these words simply pause for a moment and think. ask yourself what is it worth doing to keep your children safe. what is it worth to you? what is it worth doing? what is worth doing? >> one month after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school, today some of the parents who lost their children that day spoke publicly for the first time. they announced the formation of a new group and a campaign to contribute their leadership to what they want to be a nation
. just didn't go in. >> spero: muhammad didn't start. disciplined why ben howland for showing up at practice late. came off the bench. shot clock at 10. here comes dotson. a little fake. foul by travis wear. more free throws for the freshman, damyean dotson. >> doug: here's the previous offensive rebound. watch kazemi on the weak side. he will seal and post-up so that creates almost like a red sea opening for johnathan loyd. as loyd cuts in, there's kazemi. here's the opening. he also gets a second chance point. loyd blew a wide-open lay-up. kazemi not only creating the lay-up but also created his own shot. >> spero: his angle spacing, plays the game at a fundamental level. >> doug: he's actually very athletic. just not vertically athletic. people think you have to jump out of the gym. on the perimeter, he can pump fake and go by you. >> doug: you mentioned his three-year stint at rice before electing to transfer leaving that program. five-point lead for oregon after the free throws by dotson. woods got a hand on a pass and dotson with the loose ball. dotson in the open floor. ba
, that gets you by, but only buys you a pass. to ben stein, gerri willis, charlie gasperino. ben to you on this. >> it's a scary situation, everybody in congress is running scared. scared of grover norquist and the no new taxes pledge and the black caucus, threats against anyone who cuts any hint of services and entitlements. scared of the aarp, ending anything having to do with retirement or medicare. >> and in the end of the day we'll be in default and like the story, f. scott fitzgerald-- or hemingway, went broke during the crash and he asked how it happened and he said gradually and then all at once, that's what will happen to us. >> one thing at that doesn't stop, the meter, the debt meter, mountain of debt. >> on and on. the average family in this country $52,000 your share of the federal debt and let me tell you, even if the left and right agree where to cut and give you an example here, there is an example, the christopher columbus foundation, $450,000 line item in the budget and congress tried to kill it it seven times, seven times this program continues to this date. and the p
twice about it. >> neil: well, you know, ben stein, you said this before anyone, that you would like to cut spending and they can't seem to cut spending, so there do seem to be engaged on the hill and public opinion, they'd much rather the rich than ever cut spending and different polls and different results. let's assume that spending won't be cut and then you've got to cut taxes like crazy. what do you envision in the next few years happening? >> default. i think it's-- i don't know if it's going to be in the next few years, but i think warrior looking right down the gun barrel of a genuine government default. the spending south of control and you're right. i've been saying as you know, for years now, we've got to raise taxes on the rich, now it's too late for that. i don't see any option besides drastic and default and then drastic cuts in spending, and the situation is dire, extremely dire, i never thought it would get this bad and it's gotten just out of control, terrifying. >> neil: adam, did we miss a golden opportunity on the cliff thing to at least show some backbone or just
surprise of the night came when the front- runner, "lincoln," lost out to ben affleck's "argo." it tells of how six american diplomats were rescued from tehran. actress jodie foster was honored in a lifetime achievement award -- with a lifetime achievement award. in a moving speech, she confirmed long-running speculation that she is gay. this year marty award's 70th anniversary. the golden globes are thought to be a key -- this year marked the awward's 70th anniversary. the golden globes are thought to be a key indicator of the oscars. >> there were no upsets in the first round of the australian open. >> all of the top seeds have progressed. novak djokovic beat paul henri- mathieu. maria sharapova needed under an hour to dispatch puchkova. >> we are going to a short break. when we come back, the tunisian state auctions off the dictators luted wealth -- >> thanks for staying with us. >> welcome back. to india, where five men charged with king raping a student who later died have -- with ganggrapin -- gang-raping a student who later died have appeared in court. >> police arrested another f
to generation. interior design, ben johnson, is giving us a behind the scenes look at a place you probably haven't seen before. most people can't get into a trade only work room to really see what designers get to see everyday. so what's exciting is bringing you in here so you can make an informed decision on, whether that piece you're purchasing n a market place might be a quality piece of furniture or a less expensive, less quality piece of furniture. we're turning the sofa and turning it inside out literally so you can see exactly what you're sitting on. first ben says there are three major types of cushions to look for in a good sofa. here we have the foam cushion with dacron wrap. here we have a foam cushion with a down wrap, and right here we have the spring cushion with the down wrap. all three are considered to be high quality construction seat cushions. but the difference really has to do with how they sit. so for instance, this particular foam cushion with the back wrap has a much more firm seating. this next one, has to types of cushion. it has the foam on the inside and then has this
called jazz and those who have made it great. benny goodman, ben crosby and stan get. all straight ahead tonight on a second look. >>> good evening and welcome to a second look. i'm julie haener. jazz will soon have its own home in san francisco. the organization sf jazz plans to open its own center on january 21st. this is a video the group produced showing a building's construction compressed down to a minute. located at franklin and felt street in san francisco. the sf center will have an auditorium for concerts as well as space for rehearsals. over decades, the bay area has been a favorite for jazz musicians and we here at ktvu have had the pleasure of talking to them when they came to town. jazz great lina horn brought her one woman show to town and elane corral was there. >> reporter: she is the kind of woman who can reduce a room full of reporters to mush. like she did at a press conference in san francisco. instead of tough questions she was bombarded by meek requests for autographs. lina horn is a power house and a one woman show at the golden gate theater has audiences gushing.
's hungry and getting hungry. ben stein, charles payne, gerri willis and adam lashinsky, charles payne, feed the beast? >> feed the beast. i wonder how many people-- peopl peruse their checks and saying, hold on, you know? does warren buffett talk about me because the payroll tax went up? i thought there wasn't going to be a tax increase on everyone. i was shocked the president didn't fight for that, but to your point, this is a very, very, very tipf the iceberg, people want bigger government you say it's okay, want larger government you think it's fair, you think it's nice, 100 billion a year maybe on food stamps, and it costs a lot of money and by the way, this is a government, this administration envisions some sort of utopian socialist society where government does so much. that beast is amazing, it's a volca volcano, it's hungry and needs human sacrifice. >> neil: i hope the human sacrifice they can make out. what do you make of it. >> and charles is exactlily right. >> neil: don't encourage him. >> i have to tell you, i see volcano here, too. i'm going crazy with this. people making $5
. >> right, right. tavis: but when did you know "i'm really good at this?" >> well, ben and i just had this deal that whatever we put out, we wanted to like it, and that was it. even if it was a -- we said at the time, even if this is a videocassette on the mantle, we want to both like it if nobody else does. as we wrote, we were reading a lot. i used to -- this is 1994, where we did a lot of the writing on "good will hunting," and we were both unemployed and i asked patrick whitesell, our agent, who's still our agent 20 years later, to just send me everything that's being made. he said, "well, there aren't parts for you in a lot of these things." i said, "i don't care, i just want to read it all." so we'd been reading a couple hundred scripts a year and really knew what a script looked like and knew what these scripts getting made looked like. so it was that thing of having a writing partner where you have checks and balances, where you go, "am i crazy? i think our script's pretty good," and he'd say, "no, i don't think you're crazy. maybe we're both crazy, but i think it's good." so
-winning journalist richard ben cramer, whose work spanned presidential politics and the lives of superstar athletes. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: saving for the heart. you'll be able to get close to iconic landmarks. to cultural places. it's a feeling that you can only get. these are journeys that change your perspective on the world viking river cruises, explore the world >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank y. >> woodruff: the renewed concern over mass shootings in the united states-- and how to prevent them-- was highlighted today in events ranging from an anniversary appeal to a colorado court hearing. the day began with solemn remembrance of an attack that left a lawmaker gravely wo
aof delicious fishes ♪♪ ♪ friskies seafood sensations. ♪ ♪ feed the senses. >>> that's night the ben affleck-directed drama "argo" threw a wrench in golden globe office pools to win best drama. while it won the hearts and minds of the hollywood foreign press association the iranian government is planning a big-screen response. here's abc's nick watt. >> and the golden globe goes to ben affleck, "argo." >> reporter: the best direct over the year. everyone loves "argo." seven nominations, $110 million in ticket sales. >> it's wildly entertaining. i like this movie very much. >> reporter: but some brits don't love "argo." in the movie they say their ambassador turned away the americans on the run. my first reaction was outrage. i have since simmered down, he adds in a british fashion. and canadians don't love "argo" either. their ambassador was reduced to a bit part player. they made a tv movie called "escape from iran" the canadian caper. now bold ben previewed "argo" in toronto. he got steak and amended the postscript caption to give canada a little more credit. and in iran they don't
as you think or else it would have been done and also the-- >> i disagree, ben, because it is easy, but, obviously, each party clings to its more dog mattic starts and making it impossible to be rational. >> it's simple, but not easy. the tragic part of this is even with the savings, the deficit and accumulative federal debt-- instead of an act of heroism such as never has been seen on capitol hill before. >> neil: that part you're right. adam. >> i would state this differently. the cbo is playing math games, that's fine. cut 1%, this is what you get. what they're not playing is political games. i completely disagree with what charles said. these people are inherently as a group corrupt. i don't think that's fair. if you want to say they're not doing their jobs well, not making the tough political decisions, that's different from correct. and dagen hit the nail on the head. we support them in these things. we don't want them to cut these programs. we, the people. that's the political problem. >> although, adam, in the election process, we are-- they do make several promises to do the ri
a.m. on the 2400 block of the benning road northeast. police said none of the victims suffering from life- threatening injuries. searching for a gunman who they said was inside the nightclub, and to open fire on fellow patrons. -- and opened fire on fellow patrons. that is sad. were gunned down at the d.c. soundstage. is website says the concert features a variety of live , karaoke, and comedians. it is a nice place. >> this woman says she has performed at the nightclub. i have never had a problem. some neighbors say the crowd rowdy, trashing the streets and making a lot of noise. >> security would be a big help. when there is live music, at night -- but no one in the business wanted to comment. police say five victims were taken to the hospital. man was shot in the left eye. another male victim was found shot hiding at the back of the building. police are searching for the gunman and clues as to why would do this. activists on capitol hill say it for reminder of the need more gun control. this shooting on benning the dtrict's experience this kind of thing every day. >> the police ch
victim ben wheeler about a comment they made at the news conference about having responsibility to their son. >> our job for him is to continue to do, to be, the greatest parents we can be. as i said, we're never going to stop being ben's parents. and that's complemented and made more difficult by being the best parents we can be for nate who has his own journey. >> yeah. nate said right after ben died, he said -- this is tough -- but he said you promised you would protect us. >> yeah. >> and i did promise him that. >> sure. >> you know? >> yeah. >> so what do i say to him? i can't change what happened. i know it wasn't our fault. we just sent him to school. but i'll do whatever i can to help protect nate. >> yeah. >> and protect ben's spirit. >> "the rachel maddow show" airs weeknights at 9:00 eastern here on msnbc. >>> the aid bill for superstorm sandy could be voted on today in the house. it would send almost $51 million to victims in new york, new jersey and connecticut, but it faces a tough fight from conservatives who want to lower the cost and require offsetting spending
. were you surprised? >> yes. >> how about you, ben? >> she is very underspoken about this. ben, congratulations! . this is great news for you. >> yeah. we are going absolutely crazy. we are totally shocked. it is a beautiful, beautiful thing. >> so, listen, you are in the industry and privy to a lot more of the conversations and the whisper rumors an all of those other award season events than a lot of other people. did you think this was going to be a reality or were you truly just shocked? >> i had sort of prepared myself that we were going to be celebrating the end of our publicity campaign today. now, we are celebrating a whole new era. we were shaking. we were so surprised. >> so quvenzhane, you are nine years old and from louisiana and you are officially the youngest for this award? do you know what a big deal that is? >> do i ever. >> that's awesome. tell me about doing this movie. you were only five years old when you auditioned and just six when you filmed it? >> yes. >> so tell me how tough this was. was it hard work? >> yes. >> explain to me what the best parts and t
hosts, a few surprising wins and some memorable acceptance speeches. >> reporter: good morning. ben affleck and kathryn bigelow had a lot riding on the golden globes, because they had been shut out in the oscar race, in the end it was ben affleck who won and he won big. >> the golden globe goes to -- >> it was a real thriller hostage. >> "argo." >> and argo's director, ben affleck, also won, days after being snubbed by a nomination for the academy awards. >> i don't care what the award is, when they put your name against the names she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing. >> jessica chastain won best actress for "zero dark thirty." and best actor to daniel day-lewis for "lincoln." >> sincere thanks. >> reporter: they wins on the night for "les miserables," best actor, and best supporting actress. >> thank you for this lovely blunt object that i will forever more use as a weapon against self doubt. honers for best actress went to jessica lawrence, best supporting actor went to kristoff voltz, and homeland won for a second year in a row. this time damien lewis also won address b
500 jobs worldwide, to become more nimble. ben lichtenstein of tradersaudio.com joins us for a closer look at the market today. ben, how rattled are traders behind the scenes over the latest gdp number? > > for the most part not really. initial reaction to the number was extremely limited this morning. again, slightly lower, not much of a concern. one thing traders were talking about is the second lower number: are we in a recession? > what about the fed fallout? the fed is standing pat but continuing on with stimulus. > > now there was a little bit more fallout from the fed activity. we saw high-energy sell-side activity late in the afternoon session. it took a little while to come off, but again, for the most part, it was mostly led by the russell. the nasdaq was kind of lagging. the dow was joining in, and the s&p's definitely came to the front of the party as well and decided to join in a little bit late as well. this is one of the first days we have seen in weeks where we've actually closed on lows. i didn't think that it was even allowed anymore, but it looks like they did allow
of the redskins superstar in terms of popularity, ben's chili bowl have smokes may have met t their match>> what does this playoff run -- what is better? >> that is hard to say. >> he is awesome. anand he is better than we thought. and he has a lot of people interested in f football who were not ierested before. >> he is like jordan. he has the j juice a whole package. it is his leadership that makes him compete at a different level. >> and he is selling like hotcakes across town. all things rgiii are all the rage. >> that is my boy. that is my boy. >> his number 10 is far and away the best fashion statement at fedex field and beyond. rgiii has the best-selling jersey ever, since the nfl start keeping track. as they say, he is money, in more ways than one. >> i have not felt this electricity in our city and some time. >> he just carries himself in a professional manner. we have been waiting for this guy for a long, long time. >> and back to ben's, where the signs behind cash register may have to be amended. if he wins the super bowl, will he have to pay for a half smoke? something tells me that
. the moose went on his way. the skier is frightened and okay. . >> argo. >> ben affleck stars in the film. the movie shows how the c ia freed six from iran during 1980 and les miserables, silver line ising -- linings playbook, life of pie, jingleo unchanged, beast of the southern wild and amore were nominated. the oscar nomination is welcomed by many fans and perhaps it's the man for the inspiration. >> reporter: can you see that tony mendez mastered the art and is a master of deception. >> and that is the heart and solve being the spy and to make things look real. >> reporter: he's the man behind the operation that successfully snuck six american diplomats out of iran during the hostage crisis in 1979. >> some embellishment was needed and that is what they were about. and that is not a history lesson but a feeling. >> reporter: after the blessing of the cia, he wrote the book argo, a story of a phony film production he set up as a front to smuggle the american diplomats out of iran and posing as canadian filmmakers. >> reporter: think people are needing a good story. how would happy endi
. >>> condoms for the most part, serve one purpose. think we know what that is. but not if you are ben smythe. ben has his own trick he does with the condom. ben is going to insert this condom in an area where condoms are not inserted. [ sirens ] >> that would be his nose. >> trying to do the old string through the nasal cavity trick. >> what guy wants to pull a condom out of his mouth. >> pretty disgusting. >> it's a good bar trick. >> why is that a good bar trick. >> hey, ladies, look, i've got a condom in my pocket. instead of using it, i'm going toank it thue. ashamed later if finds himself in need of one and realizes i shouldn't have made this video. >> i'm not thinking this guy is going to need one. >> i don't know what woman would find that attractive. >>> exactly. >> if you want to check out this entire video, head to our website, rightthisminute.com and click on best of "rtm." >>> 6-month-old ava is on a quest, "mission impossible" style. >> because she's smooth like that. >> the mission, should she choose to accept it, is coming up, "right this minute"! >>> it's not every day we get
around the world. >> ben? >> i love it . spiders. index fund. >> are they going to beat stocks. >> i don't thi they would. i like adams more than bens. ann forbes on fox. >> forget tax hikes in the new year. is the bigger worry the 77,000 pages of new regulations for making it illegal to own more than four cats and releasing wild hogs in the wild and using or serving single serve water bottles and regulations health care law. is it about to dry up the job market? hi, everybody. welcome to forbes on fox and go in focus with teave, rick and elizabeth and rich and morgan and victoria. now, rich. there are a lot of silly things and important rules and regs that are going to affect small business necessary america, right? >> you are right about that. you should look at financial regulations which makes it still hard for small businesses to get loans. health care regulations, obama care is it adding a cost burden evewhere you look behind ery nook and cranny. environmental regulations that is killing small businesses. california farmers are ruined in the protection of the certain in60s and labo
firms in virginia these days, ben wilson is answering e-mail about his famous nephew. his nephew is the rookie quarterback sensation not named robert griffin iii who will start sunday between the redskins and the seahawks. >> on russell wilson, starting quarterback for seattle. and as popular as rgiii is an washington, russell wilson it is in seattle. >> he brings energy to a great game. >> his roots deep in the area, growing up in richmond, spending many summers in d.c. with his uncle ben and his family. >> my dad helped change my life. i was excited to be able to go home to him and tell him i was drafted in professional baseball. the toughest part was he died that night. >> it is inspiring to see him overcome obstacles, to see him succeed. russell wilson is a young man who has always persevered under special circumstances. >> sunday, hhis uncle will be at fedex, wearing his no. 3 seattle seahawks jersey, saying what will be a tremendous game between two of his favorite teams, but cheering for his favorite quarterback. >> it has been a great year for rgiii and the redskins. toni
change. >> this is our son ben. >> david and francine's son ben loved music and scouting. >> what is it worth doing to keep your children safe? >> reporter: along with other newtown residents, these anguished families are taking what's called the sandy hook promise. encouraging common sense solutions to prevent more mass killings. >> i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling another parent next time. >> reporter: nicole and ian hockley's son, dylan, loved the color purple, trampolines and his big brother jake. dylan died in the arms of his teacher's aide. >> what is your biggest fear about this? >> that is has no sense. and that nothing will happen. that's my biggest fear. that it will just continue to perpetuate, and happen again somewhere else. >> reporter: what they don't want is the same old debate. they want a new discussion that gets beyond preconceived notions of guns, violence and mental health. and in this town where some residents own and use guns for recreation, they want all parties at the table. >> the middle ground and the answers, i actually th
for bronchitis related calf. it was argo's revenge. >> the golden globe goes to ben affleck, ben affleck. >> he scored a standing ovation for winning best director. the iran hostage thriller won best drama. ben affleck was snubbed for an oscar nomination he paid tribute to the man who made the film. >> represents the clandestine service and foreign service makes sacrifices for us every day. the troops overseas i want to thank them very much. >> lincoln star daniel day-lewis took home best actor. best traumatic actress went to jessica chaste teen for zero dark 30. les mis won three globes including best musical or comedy and hugh jackman for best actor he was there even though he has the flu. the golden globes made home land feel right at home. claire danes won best actress. that is your 5@5:00. >> i haven't seen any of those movies. >> today marks one month since the tragic school shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden is getting ready to offer his recommendations on curbing gun violence. kelly wright is live with more of what's happening today. >>> good morning heather. jus
you make of that? >> well, i think it's an interesting development. i think ben and i both feel that the film must have hit a nerve in some way with the iranian regime if they feel compelled to respond to it. it's -- it's a -- some of the same cast of characters that were behind the 444 days are some of the same people that are behind the iranian regime now. in a way, it's not surprising they would feel compelled to just sort of contradict some of the story that we told. but it will be interesting to see what they do. there are a lot of great iranian directors. i mean, you know, some of the directors who inspire me most are iranian. so iranian film makers are great. it's when government propaganda agencies are sponsoring films that i get worried. >> argo certainly claims to be based on a true story rather than the retelling of what exactly took place in '79. can you give us a sense of what is true and whap isn't? what might audiences be surprised to know isn't true? >> well, i think that the essence of the whole operation is true. you know, there was this moment in 1979 and 1980
, but at this rate, unemployment won't be close to normal this decade. anthony mason in new york tells us why. ben tracy in los angeles shows us where the jobs are. an airline pilot is pulled from the cockpit, charged with drinking. michelle miller on how often that happens. we'll look at the 29 states where the flu is the worst. dr. jon lapook reports on who should get a flu shot. >> follow me! >> pelley: and steve hartman "on the road" with a scientist applying to run a museum. the trouble is, he's nine years old. >> reporter: you could write a book about dinosaurs. >> i already did. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this economic recovery has been stingy with jobs and today we saw that is still true. the unemployment rate was stuck at 7.8% last month even though the economy creating 155,00,000w jobs. that rate of job creation has been fairly steady in recent months. the problem is that many jobs only covers the growth in the u.s. population, it doesn't put a dent in this number: 12 million, the number of americans still out of
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. >>> and then politics loses one of its best biographers, well, ever. saying good-bye to richard ben kramer, a man who knew what it takes better than anybody. >>> good morning from washington. it's tuesday, january 8th, 2013. this is "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. my first reads of the morning. chuck hagel's nomination has set up a tough, new political fight for the white house. a fight president obama signaled he's ready to have over the plain spoken vietnam veteran. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular. even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security team. >> under fire for his past statements about israel and iran. hagel is now speaking out. told his hometown newspaper "lincoln journal star." the distersions about my record have been astounding. once voicing opposition to unilateral sanctions on iran, hagel says while he was "hanging out there in no man's land unable to respond to charges, falsehoods and indistortions, he admitted they took on a life of their own." he's arguing that there's "not one shred of evidence that
s? and now on booktv, encore booknotes. richard ben cramer appeared on booknotes in 1992 to discuss his book, "what it takes." in the book mr. cramer profiled the presidential election, george h. w. bush, robert dole, gary hart, richard gephardt, joseph biden and michael dukakis. mr. cramer died this past monday at the age of 62. this is about an hour. c-span: richard ben cramer, in your book "what it takes: the way to the white house." is there any one thing that was a thread through the six candidates that you followed that would tell you what it takes? >> guest: i think there was, although i didn't set out to write a paradigm of a presidential candidate. there were some similarities, and, alas, similarities in the stories of their campaigns. i found out that the title what it takes is kind of a double-edged sword because all of them start out thinking they have what it takes, but in the end they find out what it takes from them, and what it takes is that whole life that brought them to the point they could be candidates in the first place. c-span: when did you start this book? >>
, and inscriptions as the secretary and secretary's discretion may prescribe from time to time. there it is. ben white, chief economic correspondent for politico. ben, let me start with you. look, both of you and tony, you tweet all the time almost sort of mocking the coin idea. i was -- honestly, asking the question a little bit of sort of a -- like okay, this isn't a real issue and then watch with sort of some shock when the white house didn't dismiss it out of hand. ben, were you surprised? >> i was a little bit surprised there wasn't more forceful denial this was a scheme they would ever consider doing. you could have just said no, we are not minting platinum coins with a trillion dollars to allow the treasury to pay its bills. you gave him multiple opportunities that spawn twitter blasts, posts. >> go to treasury, go to treasury. it does seem -- the real issue here is -- the reason why all of us kept asking the question is that if the white house says we are not negotiating on the debt ceiling, what's your plan bn. >> right. right. exactly. there's would plan bs. 14th amendment that could s
. >>> hollywood, the 70th golden globe awards, they did not go according to script. never do. ben affleck won the award for best director. take that, academy voters. his film "argo" upset "lincoln" to take the top prize for best dramatic film. michelle turner has more on the big winners and best moments from the golden globes. >> it's getting slop where i in here, everybody. look hot drunk glen close is. >> the golden globes are usually one big irreverent party and co-hosts tina fey and amy poehler kept the zingers coming. >> i'm catherine bigelow. >> when it comes to torture, i trust the lady who spent three years married to james cameron. >> the drinks and jokes were flowing, but there were, you know, awards to be handed out. guess who had the best reason to celebrate. >> "argo. "i. >> the iran hostage thriller earned the night's biggest prize, best drama, and director ben affleck who didn't receive an oscar nomination this year was a winner as well. >> i don't care what the award is. when they put your name next to the names that she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing in your life.
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